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has drawn support from a cross-section of america, including the white house. >> president obama reached out by phone and the first lady tweeted, so proud of you jason collins. this is a huge step for our country. we've got your back. >> all of that prompted collins' only tweet saying, i knew i was choosing the road less traveled but i am not walking it alone. we go to radio host, jason page. thank you for joining us. >> absolutely. >> clearly a landmark decision, on the one hand, also surprising it took this long. what it your reaction, give perspective on this. >> i don't know if it is surprising it took so long as much as the guy that decided to break the barrier. all of us were predicting it needed to be a star player. needed to be a guy relatively young. but a guy that had cache, to survive the potential backlash. instead it's the exact opposite. a fringe player, a guy who may play seven to ten minutes a night, a free agent. i mean, you couldn't have drawn it up differently than a lot of the people i had been talking to behind the scenes who were predicting this would play o
at white house correspondents dinner. this year, president obama obliged. making this "favorite story of the day." abc's david muir has all the highlights. >> reporter: it started with his entrance. >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby! >> reporter: about aging in office. >> i did it. these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit, i am not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. i understand second term. need a burst of new energy. so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> even the first lady laughing at that. about one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. >> you know sheldon adelson spent $100 million of his own money last year on negative ad. you have got to really dislike me to spend that kind of money. sheldon would have been better off offering me $100 million to drop out of the race. i probably wouldn't have taken it, but i thought about it. michelle would have taken it. you think i'm joking. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012. but one thing they all agree o
son is suffering trauma after appearing in the photo. >> fresh off his xhedic performance at the white house correspondents' dinner. president obama met with reporters to discuss serious questions. he tackled domestic and foreigner use beginning with sear yeah. here is abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: president obama had a clear message for the american people there will be no rush to american action in syria. for one thing the evidence is incomplete. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria. but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them on. >> reporter: the president is 100 days into his second term and faced a string of defeats in congress. >> do you still have the juice to get the rest of your jenn throu -- agenda through the congress. >> put it that way. maybe i should pack up and go home. mark twain said rumors of my demise may bea little exaggerated. >> the problem he said is congress. >> john thnathan, you seem to st that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities and my job is to somehow get th
obama's inner circle speaking out, about the role of religious faith inside the white house. >> joshua dubois led outreach to faith-based groups and was considered a pastor to the president. he recently left the white house and spoke to abc's devon dwyer. joining us now. good morning. >> good morning. a fascinating interview, dubois revealed details about president obama behind the scenes and how he tries to connect with god. joshua dubois was spiritual adviser to the leader of the free world, ordained member of the white house staff seen here in private oval office prayer sessions. now he has left president obama's inner circle bearing witness to what he saw. >> he is a deeply faithful president and need a whole bunch of help in cultivating the faith. >> reporter: mr. obama's practice of faith has been relatively private, attending church less often than predecessors. he gets daily e-mails of scripture to his blackberry. >> the president would bring pastors into the oval office to have conversation, moments of prayer, reach out for suggestions of scripture. >> did he have any favorite
people. senior white house officials say the u.s. is considering sending weapons to rebel fighters. a move seen as a serious escalation and one that president obama rejected last year. >> all right, now to the legal battle over the morning after pill. the justice department says a new york judge overstepped his bounds when he ordered all age restrictions on the pill lifted. now the government is a peeling the judge's order arguing his decision should be suspended for now. >> many of us are finally enjoying some ideal springtime weather. others are dig out their cars from deep snow. take a look at fort collins, colorado. the snow is so heavy and wet, it is snapping tree branches. as much as 20 inches fell in some spots. from the rockies well into the midwest. meanwhilen southern california, strong winds are pushing a wildfire that forced some people from their homes. it has burned some 3,000 acres already along with one home and several vehicles. one fire fighter has been injured, battling this blaze. it is unclear how it starteded and officials are not saying whether they expect to
the white house is under growing pressure to take some kind of action. so far president obama has been reluctant to get involved, but as abc's jonathan karl reports that may be changing. >> reporter: embattled syrian president bashar al assad the man accused of using chemical weapons on his own people made his first public appearance in more than a month appearing entirely at ease on syrian state tv, touring an electrical plant in damascus. the white house is turning up the heat. >> syria's future cannot include assad. his hands are bathed in blood, the blood of his own people. he has no place in syria's future and no support from the syrian people. >> reporter: senior u.s. officials say the administration is now considering sending weapons to rebel fighters. they have requested anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons. abc news has learned the first nonmilitary aid to rebel fighters arrived in syria and more is in the pipeline. including body armor, military vehicles, and night vision goggles. sending weapons would be a big escalation, and a move that president obama rejected last year out
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